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UN rights expert ‘disappointed’ by Myanmar’s decision to refuse visit
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
UN rights expert ‘disappointed’ by Myanmar’s decision to refuse visit
The United Nations expert on the human rights situation in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed disappointment at the Government’s decision to deny her all access to the country and withdraw cooperation for the duration of her tenure.Read Full Article ...
 
Over 130 civilians killed in 11 days in airstrikes in Yemen, reports UN rights office
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Monday, 18 December 2017
Over 130 civilians killed in 11 days in airstrikes in Yemen, reports UN rights office
Voicing deep concern over the surge in civilian casualties in Yemen in airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, following the killing of former President Ali Abd...
 
UN rights chief calls for independent probe into Israeli forces ‘shocking’ shooting of amputee
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Monday, 18 December 2017
UN rights chief calls for independent probe into Israeli forces ‘shocking’ shooting of amputee
Shocked at the “incomprehensible” killing of a wheelchair-bound amputee protester by Israeli Security Forces, the top United Nations human rights official has ...
 
UN rights wing ‘appalled’ at mass execution in Iraq
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Friday, 15 December 2017
UN rights wing ‘appalled’ at mass execution in Iraq
Expressing deep shock at a mass execution of 38 men at a prison in the Iraqi city of Nassiriya, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)...
 
UN rights office urges El Salvador to reform 'draconian' abortion laws
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Thursday, 14 December 2017
UN rights office urges El Salvador to reform 'draconian' abortion laws
The United Nations human rights wing has called on the Latin American nation, El Salvador, to immediately halt the application of a law that unduly penalizes w...
 
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